Well, I thought we should talk about something a little less heavy today than mental health, but now I can’t think of anything.
Interestingly enough, I’ve been enjoying posting stories of Hawk’s meals on instagram lately. I know. I still think social media is manipulative and maybe a little dangerous (even with Trump banned), but I am jumping in with my eyes wide open at least.
Okay, random, but I sort of started wearing deodorant again. You probably don’t remember, but I stopped wearing it at all a few years ago and managed okay up until recently (another weird postpartum thing??). I’ll spare you the details haha. I had been using Schmidt’s, but it completely ruined one of my beloved (and old) JP tees under the arms.
Then with my most recent Integrity Botanicals order I received a sample of this Lilfox green vetiver deodorant and I love love love it! I don’t notice any odor when I wear it, so that’s good, but mostly, I just love the smell of the balm itself; it’s very subtle, but I enjoy getting a little whiff of it every now and then…
Back to heavy for a second – I mentioned I was reading Caste in a recent post and just want to recommend it formally. It’s a hard read, but important, and really helps frame what happened at the Capitol recently, the last four years, and indeed since the founding of the United States of America. I think because I was reading that, and confronting our ugly history through her words, I was less surprised by what happened, and didn’t immediately think that it was “not who we are” as Americans. Did you know, for example, that the Nazis studied the American caste system (which is based on race, which is made-up) when they were developing their exclusion laws? They found some parts of it TOO HARSH to copy. Let that sink in for a second.
Ending on light…watch Ted Lasso. I thought it was going to be really stupid and I would hate it but I enjoyed it so much. It was very unexpected in a good way, and I can’t stop thinking about it; it’s the kind of show/character you miss when it’s gone. Like Poldark LOL.
I hope you are well!!